2013 Malawi

From multidisciplinary to transdisciplinary collaboration in global health

Led by Miriam Laufer, MD, School of Medicine; Diane Hoffman, JD, MS, Carey School of Law; Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work; and Judy Porter, DDS, MA, EdD, School of Dentistry.

Students (school affiliation): Mirna Chicas (nursing), Samantha DuFlo (medicine), Brandon Fleming (pharmacy), Tam Lynne Kelley (social work), Peter Krumbhaar (dentistry), Shamarla Rasheda McCoy (law), and Sheila Razdan (medicine).

‌‌‌Two main objectives were pursued: (1) to foster an ongoing relationship between the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Malawi Chancellor College of Law with a focus on their respective HIV law clinics, and (2) to engage community members of a rural village in Mfera, located in the Chikhwawa District, to participate in activities of the Participatory Analysis for Community framework (community mapping, creating seasonal and health calendars, and doing a needs assessment).

Malawi 2013 final report